Homemade series: lip balm

Using all our honey bees leftover beeswax from last summer has given me lots of reason to make candles, soaps and lip balm! This lip balm is a simple mixture of natural beeswax, coconut oil, honey and a small amount of rosehip oil.

To purify the beeswax, it needs to be heated and strained quickly through cheesecloth to avoid it solidifying straight away. The ingredients are then all mixed together and melted in little tubs.